I received the call from Dr. Duncan from The Heart Institute in Houston Tx today. My surgery (AVR) is scheduled for Aug 31st. I'll meet with Dr. Michael Duncan on Aug 29th have a heart cath. on the 30th and surgery the following day. If any one has had OHS by Dr.Duncan or in Texas Heart Institute please share your experience. I have calcification of the Aorta along with stenosis of the aortic valve, therefore Dr. Golino of Bradenton Fl. referred me to
Dr. Duncan. Thry told me I'd be there at least two weeks. Any and all feedback would be appreciated. My anxiety is starting to build. I had my mitral valve replaced in 2001. Never thought Id be going thru OHS again.
After seeing my surgeon ( Dr. Golino) it seems I have too much calcification for him to do the surgery. My options are TAVR which fail in 5-6 years or OHS. He suggested two hospitals that specialize in the the type of surgery I would need. Orlando or Texas. Can anyone share their experience with me if they've had this type of decision to make? I see my cardiologist on Tuesday to go over my options. I just need to hear from people who have walked a mile in my moccasins.
I spoke with my surgeon (Dr. Golino of Bradenton Fl.} the time has come to replace my aortic valve. But there is some concern about my kidneys. We spoke about the TAVR as an option verses open heart valve replacement. There's scar tissue from my previous MVR in 2001 and possible calcification of the arteries. I has a cat-scan without dye don on Friday. Once my cardiologist and the surgeon go over it this week and I'll meet with the surgeon again this Thursday to address what surgery is best for me. Does anyone who had the TAVR know what the time frame prognosis is on that procedure?
I'm trying to get some information from anyone who has had 2 valve surgeries. I had rheumatic fever as a child and it damaged both valves. I had my MVR at 58 years old. I'm now 73 years old and I've been told the time has come for my aortic valve to be replaced. If there's anyone who has experienced the duel replacement. I'd love to hear from them. I'm very apprehensive this time.
I’m a 72 year old female who suffered from rheumatic fever as a child. In 2001 I had a mechanical MVR. At the time of surgery I was told I also have a leaking aortic valve, but it wasn’t a good ideas to operate on both valves at one time. My symtoms have gotten worse in the last 18 months and my cardiologist has told me I will need another valve replacement within the next 18 months. As I’m not a candidate for the TAVAR procedure, I will have to go through another open heart surgery. Has anyone had a double heart mechanical replacement that could share their experience with me? .Thank you